DULUTH -

Vikre Distillery in Canal Park, was recently nominated for "Best Craft Specialty Spirits Distillery" by USA Today's 10 Best Reader's Choice 2016.

The votes were officially announced today and they clinched the top stop, beating out some other top contenders such as St. George Spirits and Koval Distillery.

The craft distillery was established in 2012 and began selling gin and aquavit to the public.

Crafted around the purity of Lake Superior, they work to blend tradition and innovation. They work to keep everything local by using local grain whenever possible, and scour the Northwoods for wild botanicals.

They just recently released Lot 3 of their ever popular Sugarbush Whiskey. Unlike most whiskey's it is young. It is light and nearly clear, but the flavor is filled with the essence of fall